October 17, 2013:
Decide: You can outsmart some of your fears.
Practice: Today, think of something you are afraid that is not a threat to your health or safety.
Think if there is a way you can outsmart the situation.
Think of ways you could get what you want and still avoid your fear.
Gather your courage. Perhaps talk with someone you trust.
Pick one of your ideas and try it.
For example, if you are afraid to ask your boss for a raise, could you get his attention with a special project or talk with someone else with the power to promote you?
If you are afraid to ask your doctor about some symptoms you are having, could you write them down and send them to him ahead of your appointment or bring them with you in writing to the appointment?
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, LET’S GO, HUGO! Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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